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The Nelson Photo News



Farewell, Bill Mccullough

(By the Editor)

Mr W. E. McCullough, better known throughout Nelson as Bill McCullough, town clerk of Nelson city since 1954, left Nelson earlier this month after a hectic round of farewell functions in his honour. He has taken up the post of town clerk of Wanganui. In his official capacity of town clerk, Bill has become very well known throughout the city and province, and, indeed, throughout New Zealand. His interest in civic affairs has not been bounded by his official position. He has worked for Nelson in several different spheres. One of these was with Jaycees, where he rose to become the Nelson chapter's third president and later attained the exalted rank of an international senator. I, personally, have much to thank him for. When "Photo News" started in Nelson 10 years ago Bill McCullough offered his co-operation. In the intervening years that co-operation has always been forthcoming, and we take this opportunity of thanking him publicly for his help.

One of the last farewell functions that he and Mrs McCullough attended was a valedictory dinner given in their honour by the City Council.

Here, speakers extolled Bill's virtues as a man and as a town clerk. In reply, Bill aired some of his own views on local body administration and matters pertaining to them, and the vast majority of what he said and advocated, bears very serious consideration by all connected with local government affairs. At Top Right, Mr and Mrs McCullough display the set of cutlery presented to them by the Mayor on behalf of the city.


The deputy-Mayor, Mrs Eyre, made a presentation to Bill from councillors.


Nelson's new town clerk, Mr Ash Levestam (formerly assistant town clerk), gets a helping hand with his official robes from Mr McCullough as he tries them on for the first time.